bimetallism


bi·met·al·lism

noun \(ˌ)bī-ˈme-təl-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of BIMETALLISM

:  the use of two metals (as gold and silver) jointly as a monetary standard with both constituting legal tender at a predetermined ratio
bi·met·al·list \-təl-ist\ noun
bi·met·al·lis·tic \ˌbī-ˌme-təl-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Origin of BIMETALLISM

French bimétallisme, from bi- + métal metal
First Known Use: 1876

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